Try these for a splurge. Soy flour conditions the dough, keeping it light. Be especially light-handed with the flour to get a nice, fine-grained texture. View recipe.
Mix fresh herbs with a little flour to prevent them from clumping together. If fresh herbs are not available, substitute 1 teaspoon dried herbs. View recipe.
This beautiful bread makes a good accompaniment to all meats and most vegetables. You can substitute 2 cups whole-wheat flour for the all-purpose flour for an extremely tasty result, but you won't get the same vibrant yellow color. View recipe.
Dark, fragrant gingerbread is usually served for dessert, but it's great for breakfast, too. Both fresh and crystallized ginger give this one a particularly rich flavor. Serve warm with a dollop of crème fraiche. View recipe.
Make these light yet luscious loaves with superripe bananas. To give, slip a loaf into a cellophane bag or tightly wrap with aluminum foil or waxed paper, tie with ribbon, and pack in a festive box. For a more elaborate gift, pair with bread tins or a small bread knife. View recipe.
Serve this awesome gluten-free bread as is, or with a smear of apple butter. To toast pecans, scatter on a baking sheet and toast at 350 degrees on middle oven rack for about 8–12 minutes, until fragrant and lightly browned; cool completely, and then chop. View recipe.
These healthy, hearty bread recipes are tailor-made for the whole family. Thanks to flavors such as banana, chocolate, and ginger, we have plenty of reasons to rise for these six takes on a comforting classic.